click here to maximize your minimalism!
click here to view my favorites from the archives. gee
are you a fonts enthusiast? a typophile?
find the beauty on your daily walk! take time to notice the details of your landscape.
there is nothing like seeing a great handbag in action.
plastics are our future. how can you resist plastic? it is so shiny and pleasing. I have a penchant for plastics.
chronicling my quest for the one true
have you ever noticed the similarity between nyc fire call boxes and benevolent Kannon, goddess of mercy?
every design, fashion and art magazine I read lately features some important directional artist making big contributions to their genre. and where do they live? brooklyn!
who says there are no more 'new ideas' in art and design? the newness is in the juxtaposition.
this is how I really get things done. with my little green co-worker/task-master.
clothing & accessories design
useful, economical, modular pieces that can be mix-matched in numerous
ways (because why can't fashion be useful and lasting? I think
it can!) So I say Maximize your Minimalism!
Satin Karate Belt featured in Dec 06 Real Simple
Voted Best Designer 2006 Style Bakery
'On the Rise'
Daily Buss Feature
in the blog press
the girl who ate everything
(into) the fray
far too cute
couture in the city
high fashion girl
furniture (especially chairs from the 50s and 60s), uniforms, repeating patterns, menswear, Oscar Niemeyer,
traditional Japanese architecture, the Rimpa School and Ogata Korin's 8-Point Bridge, Matisse, bromeliads,
succulents and other waxy flora
bamboo, coral, moss, woodgrain, silhouettes & other cut-outs, plastic,
low-resolution images, the photo copier, off-registration prints, Max
Ernst's Lunar Asparagus, NYC fire call boxes that look like Kannon, Fauvist color sense, the Noguchi Museum,
pretty much all of Abstract Expressionism
magazines of current
Domino, Elle Decor (British), ARTnews, Art in America, Wallpaper
favorite heel style
the wedge, but a sleek modern interpretation
current shoe obsession
alas, the sneaker. (because I live in nyc and walk a ton!) but not too
sneakery of a sneaker. more of a sneaker disguised as a shoe, like a mary
jane style or a high-tech looking black one with a metallic accent. how
about Royal Elastics? I must go try some on. I really like the non-sneakeryness
of their styles.
the conran shop
I think I had mentioned a few weeks ago that on a gigantic walk to explore the city, we found a Conran Shop in NYC! You know what that means. Great design at darn good prices. There are great clocks, jewelry, textiles, outdoor furnishings and accessories (planters!), and a flower shop, to name just a few categories. And no need to shop online from their England-based website
. Well I guess it has version for the U.S., but shopping in person at this store is much more fun. Plus they have many more products than are shown online. How I have missed this store!
The store itself is great looking, with the 59th Street Bridge as a dramatic backdrop
(more dramatic in person). Those of you who make it a policy to never go above 14th St will miss out on the fun, but the more intrepid will make the pilgrimage and be pleased. There is also a very dramatic Food Emporium
built right into the bridge that is not too be missed. (The ceilings are particularly striking.) And if you get peckish from all that exploring, Food Emporium has an extensive prepared foods department.
The Conran Shop
407 E 59th St
New York, NY 10022
Labels: conran shop, home accessories, shopping